History

100 Owners: No.97 – Graham White (Colne Dynamoes)

By on May 24, 2012 in Finance, History, Latest | 2 comments

We have, in recent years, become rather too accustomed to a boom and bust culture in football, particularly at clubs in the lower divisions. Few clubs, however, have ever boomed and busted with the speed of Colne Dynamoes, and it is the man that was responsible for this, Graham White, who takes the number ninety-seven position on our list. Dynamoes filled almost...

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Match Of The Past: Chelsea

By on May 20, 2012 in History, Latest, Video | 0 comments

Football League play-off finals aside, the domestic season is now all-but over and last week saw the last of our non-league videos of the week. To fill the gap between now and the start of next season, though, we’re going to bring you some videos from the history of the game in England and who better to start with the new European champions, Chelsea? The...

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100 Owners: 98. Henry Norris (Arsenal)

By on May 18, 2012 in History, Latest | 5 comments

The formative years of professional football in England were a turbulent time, a period in which the rules – both written and unwritten – which underpin our notions of how a football club should be formed and what its reasonable constituency should be were effectively non-existent. Although football clubs in the Midlands and the North of the country...

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100 Owners: No.99 – Stan Flashman (Barnet)

By on May 15, 2012 in History, Latest | 5 comments

There was always something inherently contradictory about Stan Flashman. He is, perhaps, best┬áremembered as the “King Of The Touts” (often with the prefix “Self-Styled” attached to it), but when he craved respectability he would rebrand himself as a “Ticket Broker.” Ultimately, though, he himself stated that he didn’t care...

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100 Owners: No.100 – John Houlding (Everton & Liverpool)

By on May 12, 2012 in History, Latest | 2 comments

There is a point of view held by some that the olden days were better and somehow purer than the world that we live in today. Considering the twenty-four saturation news coverage that football entertains these days, this is perhaps unsurprising. Every tiny story can be blown up out of all proportion, and every word that anybody even remotely connected to the game...

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44 Years On: Manchester City’s Last Football League Championship Revisited

By on May 9, 2012 in History, Latest | 1 comment

The hard work, the experts will tell you, has been done. Victories against Manchester United and Newcastle United have taken Manchester City to the cusp of their first English league championship in almost four and a half decades and on Sunday afternoon a win against Queens Park Rangers at the City of Manchester Stadium will be enough to return the second part of...

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30 Years Ago Today: Remembering Football On The ZX Spectrum

By on Apr 23, 2012 in History, Latest | 4 comments

Sometimes, a piece of technology comes along that not only comes to be regarded as the zeitgeist for the era from whence it came, but also as something which as critical to the future architecture of the sphere that it inhabits. Thirty years ago, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum first hit the streets. This was not a machine that dropped out of the sky with no warning...

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European Championship Stories: 2008 – The End Of Politics

By on Apr 17, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 1 comment

In Vienna in June of 2008, Fernando Torres broke free from his marker and shot the only goal in the final of that summers European Championships. It was a goal that ended almost half a century without a major tournament win for Spain, and it marked the calcification of new Iberian footballing hegemony within Europe which continues to reign supreme to this day. And...

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